Mexico’s President Faces “Humiliation” Criticism for Honoring Jared Kushner

President Trump's son-in-law will receive the Order of the Aztec Eagle.

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Jared Kushner is set to receive a high honor from Mexico's "loathed" President. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto is being slammed in his country for awarding Presidential advisor and first son-in-law Jared Kushner with Mexico’s highest honor.

The outgoing leader will present Kushner with the Order of the Aztec Eagle for being “a grand ally of Mexico” during Mexico’s renegotiation with Canada and the U.S. of the North American Free Trade Agreement, The Guardian reported.

Yet, in what the news site calls Trump’s “improbable rise to power,” the U.S. leader has “repeatedly disparaged Mexicans” and still threatens to seal the U.S.-Mexico border. And many Mexican citizens agree.

“Kushner is the son-in-law who called the Mexicans ‘murderers and rapists,’”tweeted Mexican historian Enrique Krauze. “Giving (Kushner) the Aztec Eagle is a supreme act of humiliation and cowardice.”

“This is the perfect ending for Peña Nieto’s term: an insuperable illustration of the indignity of his government’s position regarding Trump,” added Carlos Bravo Regidor, a professor at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics. “It’s the final kick in the crotch for Mexicans.”

Peña Nieto leaves office on Friday as a “loathed figure” in Mexico after a six-year reign full of corruption and scandal. His final approval rate was a dismal 24%, according to the Consulta Mitofsky polling group.

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